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Low Fat Chicken Kebabs

October 6, 2009

Having people over but don’t want to toil in the kitchen to make some yum finger-food? Having ‘one of those days’ at work and dread the prospect of oily, greasy takeout?

My low-fat chicken kebabs are not only easy to make, but will satisfy your deepest craving for great-tasting fried food, that can be eaten as a snack, an appetizer at a home party or potluck, and even as a quick healthy meal for your children when had as a sandwich. Best enjoyed with a cuppa hot chai on a rainy evening :-)

Chicken kebabs

Chicken kebabs

You will need:

* 1 pound of minced or ground chicken
* ½ cup of finely chopped green onions

* ½ cup of finely chopped cilantro

* ¼ cup of grated pepper jack cheese

* 3 tbsp of tomato paste

* ½ tbsp of finely chopped garlic

* ¼ tsp of cumin powder

* ½ tsp of Indian chilli powder

* ½ tsp of coriander powder

* ½ tsp of Shaan Sheekh Kabab masala (is available at any Indian grocery store or can be omitted if not available and can be replaced with ¼ tsp of garam masala)

* ¼ tsp of freshly ground black pepper

* Vegetable oil for frying

* 2 tbsp of fresh lemon juice

* Salt to taste

How to prepare:

  • Mix all the ingredients above and make small round chicken balls. Similar to the size of spaghetti meat balls.
  • Refrigerate the kebabs for at least 2 hours. This helps in marinating the spices and helps the kebabs bind together, so that they do not fall apart during the pan frying process.

(Special tip for busy moms: When planning your menu for the week, you can marinate the chicken and store in the freezer to cook the next day)

  • Shallow fry each kebab with a little canola oil for 4 minutes on each side until golden brown and cooked through.
Shallow-fry kebabs in a non-sick pan

Shallow-fry kebabs in a non-sick pan

Shallow-fry Chicken kebabs in a non-stick pan

Fry till kebabs are golden-brown each side

  • Serve hot with coriander chutney or spicy Sriracha sauce on side. I usually serve the kebabs with hot, buttered baguette slices when I have children over.
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10 Comments leave one →
  1. December 9, 2009 3:48 am

    So I tried this (without cheese) last night and it turned out great!

  2. December 9, 2009 11:06 am

    Awesome! Thanks for trying it out Neha!

    • sakina shabbir permalink
      August 17, 2011 2:15 am

      hi sabera, this is sakina from uae. i would like to know the recipe for dabba gosht but without using an oven.

      • August 17, 2011 10:35 am

        Hi Sakina! Thank you for stopping by my blog. Unfortunately I don’t have a good dabba gosht recipe but it has been a dish I have been meaning to learn. There are some really good ones online but I believe the dish is incomplete without baking, as it is an integral part of the dish (the egg needs to be ‘baked’ on the top). I can certainly send you a link if I come across one that doesn’t involve baking.

  3. March 1, 2010 8:54 pm

    I tried these tonight – delish! I didn’t marinate them (couldn’t wait!), so I’m sure they’re even better then. Here’s the photo I took of my kebab sandwich – http://twitpic.com/164mto

    • March 2, 2010 3:56 pm

      Glad you liked the recipe! And thanks for the pic. It looks so yum I’m making it for the hubby today :) What’s the white spread you’ve used?

  4. Jennifer Bunner permalink
    March 14, 2010 6:18 pm

    I made this tonight and it ws soooo good!!! Even my 10 month old daughter was eating it up. I guess she like slightly spicy food :)

    • March 14, 2010 10:44 pm

      Glad you and your daughter enjoyed it Jennifer! :-)

  5. April 24, 2010 5:35 pm

    my first visit to ur site…must say all ur recipes looks delicious …nice work!

    • April 25, 2010 7:16 pm

      Thanks for visiting Suman! Glad you like the recipes.

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